The Avalon Centre – making sense of inclusion at a local level

It’s inspiring when patients want to be actively involved in both their care and the everyday decisions around the business of running a hospital. After all, inclusion is defined as ‘the state of being included or being made a part of something’ and the recent recruitment drive for a new Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at The Avalon Centre helped to make sense of the way inclusion works in practice.

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The joys and benefits of green space and exercise at The Avalon Centre

Exercise in an outdoor space that involves interaction with other people can be sociable and good fun so when that first goal is scored or a ball is caught, there is a real sense of achievement and an increase in wellbeing. Trials in 2016 found that people exercising outdoors reported higher feelings of wellbeing, and lower feelings of stress or anxiety than those who exercised indoors. 

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